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My geboorte dorp. Third oldest town in South Africa - name (Dutch for pearl) derived from the second largest granite rock in the world which wet surface reflected sunlight in the late 1600's. Paarl is vibrant Boland wine land's town which boasts a variety of excellent boarding schools, choice estates, good shops, wonderful wine estates etc...
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Huge rock cliffs at the bottom of the old Du Toit's Kloof pass, near Paarl, South Africa.

Huge rock cliffs at the bottom of the old Du Toit's Kloof pass, near Paarl, South Africa.

A view of the entrance to the newer Du Toit's Kloof tunnel on the eastern side near Paarl, South Africa.

A view of the entrance to the newer Du Toit's Kloof tunnel on the eastern side near Paarl, South Africa.

The awesome Glass House at #Babylonstoren

In the Cape Winelands, near Franschhoek, Babylonstoren is a stylish, luxurious farm hotel and wine estate with the famous Babel Restaurant, a spa and hip rooms.

Paarl Rock is situated in South Africa and is the second largest granite outcropping in the world

Little of what we claim today as natural wonders will be here in a hundred years time. But we are blessed with many phenomenon hewn by the natural world in South Africa. Ten Natural Wonders of South Africa .

A view from the top of the old Du Toit's Kloof pass of Paarl, South Africa.

A view from the top of the old Du Toit's Kloof pass of Paarl, South Africa.

A "drive above the trees" - Du Toit Viaduct between Paarl and Worcester just before the Du Toits Kloof tunnel through the mountain.

A "drive above the trees" - Du Toit Viaduct between Paarl and Worcester just before the Du Toits Kloof tunnel through the mountain, South Africa.

Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison in Paarl on February 11 1990.

On this day in Black History: Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison in Paarl on February 11

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